Sep 07, 2020

100 acres in Wanathavilluwa, destroyed  Featured

An attempt is underway to clear a lush area with giant trees in Eluwankulama, Wanathavilluwa, and sell it to a private company in Colombo.

The ‘Wayamba Handa’ Environment Organization has charged that nearly 100 acres in the area has been destroyed with the help of a Provincial politician. 

Organizer of the Association Ajith Gihan said illegal felling of various trees, including centuries old Palu’ and ‘Weera’ and Satinwood which are about 100-year old have been carried out over several months.

Police say that four persons have been arrested in this regard yesterday (06).

The organization has called on relevant authorities to immediately commence an inquiry into the destruction of the forest.